I have been doing the prep work on my concept art ruin and because of all the little details, it is taking me ages to get all the base colours down on their layers. I am trying this method as in theory this will allow me to very quickly shade everything and get the reflected layers working together. Whether just going down a painting approach would have worked better I dont know...
Here is a quick WIP image as it was before I started on the reflections, even this flat start has a quite nice quality to it...
Some nice references that came up in the course (actually there are toooo many - but here are two):
Colour Theory by Colour Matters
[Colour theory leaf sample from the Colour Matters site]
Art Tutorial on Itch Studios - Light, colour and texture
[Shadow image from the Itch Studios tutorial]